[WARNING: 'Iron Man 3' Spoilers Below!]
Marvel Phase 2 and 3 news and rumors seem to be popping up with ever-increasing frequency these days, probably because Iron Man 3 is just a day away from domestic release. For example, Guardians of the Galaxy might take place in an alternate future; Thanos might be the villain in The Avengers 3; and Chadwick Boseman (42) might be up for the role of Black Panther.
And that's not all. Last week, director Joss Whedon was quoted as saying a brother/sister duo would be appearing in The Avengers 2. Now, a report seems to confirm that the "brother/sister duo" will be none other than Magneto's mutant offspring, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, A.K.A. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.
But first, Entertainment Weekly has a cover story about Shane Black's Iron Man 3, with a new image featuring Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and an interview with the cast, the crew, and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
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Gwyneth Paltrow talked about what it meant for her to "suit up" in the film and even likened herself to a superhero Cinderella:
“It’s sort of the comic book version of a Cinderella story. She starts timid and sort of cleaning up after Tony, and then she evolves into full strength and a superhero.”
The only thing missing is a scene where Pepper Potts leaves behind a
slipper rocket boot at the ball and Prince Charming Tony Stark has to return it to her.
The article goes on to refer to Tony's less than pristine condition by the end of Iron Man 3 and what it means for The Avengers 2 (or the much less certain Iron Man 4). According to Robert Downey Jr.:
“[I asked Kevin Feige], 'What does this mean if we wind up doing an "Avengers 2" ?' Kevin looked at me and said, ‘That’s Joss’ problem to solve.’ I was like, ‘Good man.’ ”
Indeed, there's been a lot of talk around the Internet about Iron Man 3 and how it's the least stringent - in terms of adherence to comic book continuity - of all the Marvel films. It seems that Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have finally begun to loosen the reins and let filmmakers like Shane Black take control in a way that previous directors (Jon Favreau, Kenneth Branagh) perhaps could not.
Said Black on the ending of Iron Man 3:
“I thought we needed to do something in the third movie to make it feel like a game changer.”
Game changer or not, if the reviews are right, Iron Man 3 is one of the best Marvel movies to be released so far.